Spanish translation of 'loiter'
(= idle) perder el tiempo
(= lag behind) rezagarse
(= dally) entretenerse
don’t loiter on the way! ¡no te entretengas!
to loiter (with intent) (Law) merodear con fines sospechosos or delictivos
See loiter about
See loiter away
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Example Sentences Including 'loiter'
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It belongs to a friendly, middle-aged man loitering in his garden.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
He spotted the youths loitering as he walked through a car park.The Sun (2008)
I wonder if the police will be loitering outside the church, just in case.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Show business agencies are competing to book celebrities into the May Fair and other hotels in the hope they will be spotted by paparazzi photographers loitering outside.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
So what was he doing loitering outside a branch of his own bank?Times, Sunday Times (2013)
They perhaps had one slight doubt: who were all those people loitering outside?Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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'loiter' in Other Languages
British English: loiter VERB
If you loiter somewhere, you remain there or walk up and down without any real purpose.
Unemployed young men loiter at the entrance of the factory.
Translation of loiter from the Collins English to Spanish Dictionary